The first table below looks at the demand for HQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HQL over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hibernate Query Language (HQL)
Rank 589 568 581
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing HQL 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £625 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +104.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £306
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

HQL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HQL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

HQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HQL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HQL within the UK.

HQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HQL
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HQL within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 1 £550 -12.00%
South East - 1 £550 -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
West Sussex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
London - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

HQL
Top 18 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HQL.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) TestNG
2 4 (80.00%) DbUnit
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) JPA
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery

HQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
1 4 (80.00%) TestNG
1 4 (80.00%) DbUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (100.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (20.00%) JPA
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree